'Dumb' and 'lazy': Trump responds to Tillerson criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to criticism from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson by calling Tillerson "dumb as a rock" and "lazy as hell." During ...

Trump expected to pick State spokeswoman for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two administration ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2018. There are 30 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 19...

Trump says State spokeswoman might be next UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is "under very serious consideration" to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. ...

State Department: Enrollment of US diplomats is up this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the number of diplomats enrolling in its training academy is on the rise, signaling a possible turnaround for an agency demoralized by budget cuts and restr...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. B...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. B...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. —Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2018. There are 82 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 10,...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. —Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Hal...

For US diplomacy, special envoys make a comeback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy is back. The Trump administration, which had steered away from appointing high-level diplomats to focus on particular world trouble spots, is...

State Dept. lacked long-term care for Cuba health incidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal review submitted to Congress Thursday says the State Department had "insufficient resources" to support long-term care following mysterious health incidents in Cuba. ...

Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever "Trump" and their continent are mentioned together. It's happened again. In a tweet overnight, President Donald Trum...

US decides to release suspended military aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the United States has decided to release $195 million in military aid to Egypt after withholding the assistance last year over human rights concerns. ...

Trump nominates 4 to top foreign service rank

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating four career foreign service officers to the rank of career ambassador, the first such nominations under an administration that has been criticize...